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DePaul SGA referendum vote calls for divestment

DePaul SGA referendum vote calls for divestment

Kevin Gross

May 27, 2014


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Students voted in favor of a Student Government Association (SGA) referendum calling on DePaul to withdraw its investments in companies that do business with Israel’s military and corporations that work in the West Bank and Gaza, easily passing by 54.2 percent. A total of 2,908 votes were cast,...

Matthew Von Nida elected DePaul SGA president

Nathan Weisman

May 27, 2014


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Matthew von Nida and Christina Vera led a full ticket for the Student Government Association’s (SGA) executive board to victory in last weeks election. Von Nida and Vera ran unopposed, but Vanessa Cadavillo and Khalil Pillai who ran on their ticket faced challenges by candidates from OneDePaul,...

DePaul launches student-run Instagram #IAmDePaul

DePaul launches student-run Instagram #IAmDePaul

Danielle Harris

May 27, 2014


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Visiting Uncle Sammy’s, reading at North Avenue beach or taking in the view of the Loop Campus skyline are all common occurrences for a DePaul University student. Unfortunately, with a university-run social media account, these events are much more likely to be forgotten and replaced with yet another...

DePaul selects new communication dean

DePaul selects new communication dean

Jasmine Armand

May 27, 2014


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Following a nation-wide search, Salma Ghanem has been selected as the new dean of the College of Communication. Ghanem has been the dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan for the past five years. She begins her new position at DePaul...

DePaul SGA votes against creating senator for veteran students

Nathan Weisman

May 27, 2014


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Last Thursday the Student Government Asssociation voted down a constitutional amendment that would create a new senator for veteran students. To pass the amendment would have needed a supermajority, two thirds of SGA to vote for. The amendment garnered only seven votes in favor. Bobby Robaina the...

Middle Eastern entrepreneurship program launched

Brenden Moore

May 19, 2014


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DePaul University announced last week the formation of a center for Middle Eastern entrepreneurship to be housed within the Driehaus College of Business. The center, to be called the Sheikh Faisal Center for Entrepreneurship in the Middle East, will attempt to foster entrepreneurship through exchange...

Diversified dining

Diversified dining

Qudsiya Siddiqui

May 19, 2014


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More options wanted to meet student’s religious dietary restrictions With a diverse student population at DePaul, some students want more variety with DePaul’s on-campus dining options for students with religious dietary restrictions. DePaul’s UMMA (United Muslims Moving Ahead) is one grou...

SJP erects ‘mock apartheid wall’

SJP erects ‘mock apartheid wall’

Colleen Connolly

May 19, 2014


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The Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) group at DePaul put up a “mock apartheid wall” in St. Vincent’s Circle just off the Quad last Monday, May 12 to raise awareness about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The front of the five-panel wooden wall faced the John T. Richardson Library displaying...

On the table: Students generate ideas for community

On the table: Students generate ideas for community

Kyle Tyrrell

May 19, 2014


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When the 99-year-old Chicago Community Trust Foundation (CCT) asked DePaul President Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., if DePaul would host an On The Table Discussion May 12 on how to solve community turmoil, Holtschneider agreed with one stipulation. “If you’re coming to DePaul, then you’re...

DemonTHON: Dancing for bright futures

DemonTHON: Dancing for bright futures

Mariah Woelfel

May 19, 2014


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Angelo Rivera’s mom lived with lung cancer for half of her life before dying at the age of 49. He keeps her in mind each year as he uses DePaul’s DemonTHON as an opportunity to donate what he can’t otherwise donate financially. Read More »...

Learning as a living organism: DePaul professor prioritizes livelihood above all else in his classroom

Mariah Woelfel

May 12, 2014


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“How many of you have written something you don’t give a shit about?” That’s the question Eric Plattner asks his Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse (WRD) students on the first day of each quarter. Almost every student raises his or her hand. “Okay. What do you call someone who writes something that th...

When ‘no’ is not enough: Students question DePaul’s sexual assault policies

Grant Myatt and Courtney Jacquin

April 25, 2014


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As Sexual Assault Awareness month comes to an end, the discussion about sexual assault on DePaul's campus is just beginning. After Wednesday's banner drop in Arts and Letters Hall and Thursday's Take Back the Night rally, many students are asking for more answers about the university's policies on handling sexual assaults. SGA hosted...

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